E1436: Hmong Pandau Reverse Applique, dragon/snail motif

Ethnographic

Identifier:
E1436
Classification Category:
8:Communication Artifacts ➞ Art/Folk Art
Marks/Labels:
N/A
Materials:
fabric ➔ cloth ➔ cotton
fabric ➔ thread ➔ embroidery thread
Dimensions:
47.9 cm L
46.5 cm W
Provenance of Object:
Likely made by Dia, given to Ken and Barbara Roots upon arrival in Decorah, IA 1976. Made in refugee camp of B.Virai.
Ethnic Group:
Asian ➞ Hmong
Production Date:
Ca. 1976 (or earlier). Gifted upon arrival in Decorah, IA, brought with them from Thailand refugee camp.
Use/Function:
Pandau is used for decorative use.
Source Locality:
Made prior to arrival in Decorah, IA, while in refugee camp in Thailand. (Bon Virvai)
Description:
This is a larger reverse applique pandau made from dark blue, red, white, and green cloth. The motifs include a dragon/snail motif in the center, applique diamonds, and applique mountain border.
Related Term
Hmong
Related Collections
2017.ETHN03: Hmong Textile, Ken and Barbara Root (2017.ETHN03)